National Policy Action Team

The National Policy Action Team works to advance OAK’s federal policy goals:

  • Develops and implements action plans to achieve OAK’s national policy goals.
  • Presents to the Steering Committee recommendations for OAK to engage on federal policies and initiatives, including legislation, and thus helps to shape OAK’s federal policy platform.
  • Deepens partnership efforts with the Federal Agencies and Administration efforts and the Congressional Caucuses related to kids and nature.
  • Organizes meetings on Capitol Hill and with the Administration to advance OAK’s priorities.
  • Organizes Congressional Briefings to advance OAK’s federal priorities.
  • Engages full membership where appropriate.

NOTE: The National Policy Action Team accepts policy and strategy recommendations from OAK members on OAK’s national policy positions. If you would like OAK to consider taking a position on a specific policy matter, please use this form to issue a request.

The National Policy Action Team meets monthly.

State and Local Action Team

The OAK State and Local Action Team works to advance OAK’s state and local policy, partnership and program goals:

  • Tracks, analyzes and amplifies model local and state public policies, initiatives and funding mechanisms to OAK members and to a national audience, sharing best practices and publicizing trends.
  • Develops and implements action plans to achieve OAK’s state and local goals.
  • Deepens partnership efforts with organizations, government agencies, and OAK member affiliates, chapters and leaders at the state and local level.
  • Presents to the Steering Committee recommendations for OAK to engage on state and local policies, programs and partnerships.
  • Develops tools to support the field (i.e. ECHO Across America expanded/updated toolkit, webinars on model policies, information sheets, etc.).
  • Engages full membership where appropriate.

The State and Local Action Team meets monthly.